5 Jun 2009, 1832 hrs IST
Not wanting to be caught flat footed again India’s security agencies are planning the biggest ever anti-terror exercise in policing history to prove themselves that they are up to the task of securing India’s vulnerable coastline.
TIMES NOW accesses exclusive details of the biggest security exercise ever that will lock-down the entire 3,370 km western coast of India from June 8 to 10 after intelligence inputs show that Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) is planning another Mumbai type terror attack in India.
The area covered includes Jakhau in Gujarat to Kanyakumari in Tamil Nadu including Daman and Diu and Lakshadweep. 48 hr exercise involves Indian Navy, Coast Guard, state coastal police and marine departments. For on the radar of the terrorists are vital energy and security installations like the Kandla and Mundhra ports in Gujarat, Jamnagar refinery, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Tarapur Atomic Power plant, Bombay High oil rigs and naval base in Karwar.
The focus, now on the Western Coast since during 26/11 the terrorists took the sea route from Pakistan to Mumbai starting from Karachi via the south of Okha sailing on from Porbandar to Mumbai in an Indian fishing trawler called 'Kuber'.
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